27th November

Storm Arwen's blasting northerly did nothing except make field excursions a pretty futile exercise, with the day's only reports being of singles of Merlin, Purple Sandpiper and Fieldfare at the Bill, 3 Common Scoter settled offshore there, a new Blackcap and a lingering Fieldfare at Sweethill, a Black Redstart at Church Ope Cove and 2 Knot at Ferrybridge.

Kestrel and Purple Sandpiper at the Bill today © Matthew Barfield: